Dry eye syndrome is a very common eye problem, especially in patients over age 60. At Yandell Eyecare, our expert optometrist, Dr. James Allen Yandell, offers dry eye solutions Morristown.
If your eyes are often scratchy and irritated, or you have intermittent blurred vision, you may be having problems with dry eye solutions Morristown. Dry eye syndrome often occurs in people over age 60 and develop simply as part of the aging process; if you are over age 60, dry eye is a very common diagnosis that can be easily treated. People can also develop dry eye syndrome from certain environmental conditions, due to medications they are taking, or even to a medical condition they may have. When a patient suffers with dry eye, their eyes often feel dry and irritated. Vision can become intermittently blurred; weather conditions can also affect dry eye as cold dry air and exposure to harsh winds can make the condition worse. The good news is that dry eye syndrome can be easily treated. In the mildest cases of dry eye, where you are infrequently bothered by this condition, you may simply need over-the-counter eye drops. However, in mild to moderate cases of dry eye, you most likely will benefit from a prescription eye drop. In the most serious cases of dry eye, it may be recommended that you get silicone plugs placed into your tear ducts which will help keep tears in your eyes longer. There is also an operation which can permanently close your tear ducts, to help keep tears in the eyes longer. Dry eye in itself is not a serious medical condition, and can easily be treated. However, if a person does have problems with dry eye, and does not have the condition treated, their cornea may become permanently damaged due to repeated and consistent irritation.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist for dry eye solutions Morristown, simply contact our office today. Once you are treated for dry eye, your eyes will feel more comfortable, and your vision may well improve.